The Modern Heritage Observatory (MoHO) is a network of institutions and individuals from the Middle East and North Africa founded in 2012, working for the preservation of the region’s modern cultural heritage. We focus on photography, music, architecture and film.

 

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Casamémoire: Le Mag

Créée en 1995, Casamémoire est une association marocaine à but non lucratif de sauvegarde du patrimoine architectural du XXe siècle au Maroc. Elle a vu le jour suite à la démolition de la villa Mokri de l’architecte Marius Boyer. Elle regroupe des membres réunis autour de valeurs communes : préservation de la spécificité de Casablanca, valorisation du patrimoine architectural, du tourisme culturel et de la mémoire collective.

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Modern Heritage Observatory 2nd Regional Symposium

On the 1 November 2013, the Modern Heritage Observatory (MoHO) held its second regional meeting at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.

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Liban: Les flammes avaient à peine eu le temps de s'éteindre que nombreux sont les volontaires qui ont voulu mettre la main à la pâte.

L'incendie criminel qui a consumé une partie de la vieille bibliothèque el-Sa'eh (le touriste), dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche, a été l'étincelle qui a provoqué une solidarité civile extraordinaire dans la ville de Tripoli. Dès le premier soir, des dizaines de jeunes se sont rassemblés pour décider de se lancer dans la restauration de la vieille bibliothèque, tenue par le père Ibrahim Sarrouj, bien connu et apprécié des habitants de la ville. C'est ce...

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 HERITAGE UNDER THREAT 
22/Aug/2013 | Conflict

Museum falls prey to Egypt turmoil

Daily Star

As violent clashes roiled Egypt, looters made away with a prized 3,500-year-old limestone statue, ancient beaded jewelry and more than 1,000 other artifacts in the biggest theft to hit an Egyptian museum in living memory.

 

The scale of Wednesday’s looting of the Malawi Antiquities Museum in the southern Nile River city of Minya laid bare the security vacuum that has taken hold in cities outside Cairo, where police have all but disappeared from the streets. It also exposed how bruised and battered the violence has left Egypt.

 

For days after vandals ransacked the building, there were no police or soldiers in sight...

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Grotius International revient sur le documentaire algérien à travers le témoignage de trois acteurs et spécialistes de la question. L’universitaire et cinéaste Mohamed Bensalah revient sur l’état déplorable des archives filmiques de son pays.

 

«Rendre hommage aux réalisations accomplies par l’Etat dans le domaine de la lutte contre les atteintes, les préjudices et les dommages causés aux biens culturels et témoigner une reconnaissance à tous ceux qui mettent leur savoir-faire au service de la préservation du patrimoine et des valeurs culturelles de la nation». Le leitmotiv de notre ministre de la culture, Madame Khalida Toumi, ne souffre d’aucune ambiguïté. Mais les...

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 HERITAGE UNDER THREAT 
18/Jun/2013 | Architecture

The house where a star was born

Daily Star

BEIRUT: Wedged among construction sites, crouching beneath a new tower, a two-story house is slowly falling into ruins. The red-tiled roof, arcades and outdoor staircase are intact, but the uninhabited edifice is a skeleton, with marble tiles, wooden panels and other debris scattered about. If you ask anyone in this part of Zoqaq al-Blat why this house is important, the chances are that they will answer: “Fairouz.”

 

Lebanon’s best-loved musical icon, Fairouz (née Nohad Wadi Haddad) is as renowned for her outstanding, and remarkably adaptable, voice as for the engaged lyrics of her songs – whether composed by the Brothers Rahbani...

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24/May/2013 | Film

Alexandria mourns loss of historic Rialto Cinema

Al Ahram

By Ameera Fouad

 

Egyptians mourn Alexandria's Rialto Cinema, one of the oldest theatres in the country; Save Alexandria initiative asks for help to stop demolition of historical buildings. 

 

As I started to take snapshots of Alexandria's Rialto Cinema, which has now been demolished, I was stopped by a harsh voice, "No, no photos are taken here." Indeed, "No photo" expresses how Egyptian heritage is being deleted from the urban landscape. This is just an example of what Alexandria, Egypt's old cosmopolitan city and culture hub is going through these days. In a blink of an eye, one of the oldest cinemas, not only in...

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